German Military Rifles

Dieter Storz
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SKU: 4239
Manufacturer part number: 978-3-902526-44-1

This volume describes German military rifles of 11 mm calibre. Their common feature was that they fired cartridges with metal cases and black powder as their propellant. In Germany, it was Bavaria that was at the forefront of this development, with the M/69 rifle, also known as the Werder rifle. The reader will discover how this weapon was developed, produced and used, the problems which arose, how they were solved and how the rifle was finally taken out of service. Naturally all the variations, the accessories and the ammunition are also described in detail and shown in photographs. The M/71 and M/71.84 rifles are dealt with in the same way and for the first time the Chassepot rifles used in the German Imperial Army are comprehensively presented. The time frame extends to the end of the First World War, since many black powder weapons were still used, mainly for training purposes, up to 1918. This book also covers the weapons of the police and Gendarmerie, so readers interested in the history of Germany’s police force will also find much new information. 10 X 12, hardcover with dust jacket, 392pp.

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Attribute nameAttribute value
Size10" X 12"
CoverHardcover, Dust Jacket